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Beautiful church with welcoming information.

You must visit this wonderful church when you are in Saffron Walden. Great to see the special area... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
Simply Amazing.

You feel humbled walking inside this wonderful architecture. We witnessed a beautiful singing... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
John O
Chigwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

You must visit this wonderful church when you are in Saffron Walden. Great to see the special area for children and the chapel for private prayer.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

You feel humbled walking inside this wonderful architecture. We witnessed a beautiful singing, tambourine bashing visit from the local infants school, fabulous. Oh to be young again!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

It was good to visit Saffron Walden Parish Church again. As usual there was a sense of peace both in the churchyard surrounding it and inside the church. Not just an historical building but one which proclaims a living faith.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

Don't miss a visit to this beautiful and ancient church. The incredible beauty and power of the building itself is immediately evident. Walk around slowly because there is so much to see and take in and every little details matters. Recommended.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

There was a Christening going on when we arrived but we were still made very welcome. Lovely stained glass inside and bells ringing which sounded wonderful

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This church is massive!!! Its clean and the stained glass windows are absolutely lovely. Grounds were well maintained and a nice walk. It is a shame they have just placed most of the headstones up against the walls. Had difficulty locating it because they is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

I was visiting Saffron Walden to see Bridge End Gardens and I could see the church spire from the gardens. It is a magnificent church in the perpendicular style and it is very big. The church is the local parish church and it has an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Lots of churches in this area are huge and this one must be the largest. Lots to see and read inside, did not attend a service but lots of light comes into Church, stained glass as always tells a story of life, history and the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

A classic and beautiful English Parish Church with much architectural and histroic interest. Services and music have a wide appeal and there is a very traditional and beautiful Book of Common Prayer celebration every Sunday and also Sung Evensong.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This is the largest parish church in Essex with a spire 193ft high.There is also a plaque in memory of R.A.Butler and his grave can be found at the east end of the churchyard.

Date of experience: October 2017
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